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Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Eagles View Academy
Coach Yolanda Bronston’s passion goes beyond helping young athletes improve their basketball skills and hoops IQ. Her true passion is teaching life lessons through the game of basketball to help those athletes grow to be the best young men and women that they can be.
Coach Yo has over 25 years of coaching experience at various levels from toddlers to Division 1 college ball. As a player, Yolanda led Blacksburg High School girls’ basketball to the 1990 Virginia state championship game and the 1991 Track & Field team to an undefeated season and state championship. Yolanda went on to play basketball for Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, CT under the late Coach Brenda Reilly. After graduation she returned to VA and became the assistant coach at BHS. Yolanda went on to pursue her MBA at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where she earned a Graduate Assistant Coaching position with Norfolk State University Women’s Basketball. After one season, thanks to successful recruiting and scouting efforts, she earned a full-time Assistant Coach position at NSU.
In 2021 Yolanda was the recipient of the WeCOACH High School BreakThrough Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Eastbay. This award is presented annually to a woman coach who has shown exemplary courage, resilience, and leadership in navigating the coaching profession at the high school level. In 2022 Yolanda was inducted into Blacksburg High School Hall of Fame.
Prior to June 2023, Coach Yo served as the Accounting Manager & Head Girls Varsity Coach at St. Johns Country Day School in Orange Park. In her five years at the helm, the Lady Spartans reached the state playoffs each year with Coach Yo earning Florida Athletic Coaches Association District 6 Coach of the Year award each year. In the 20-21 season Coach Yo led the Spartans to their first District Championship in 29 years.
Coach Yo currently resides in Middleburg, FL with her husband Randall. The couple have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.